Argo Gold Mine & Mill

Colorado is one of my family’s favorite vacation spots. I love this state, because it offers a vast variety of activities and cultural exploration. If you have a love for history, then you can’t go wrong with a trip to Argo Gold Mine & Mill.

Argo is located in Idaho Springs, and you can get a great view of it from the Interstate. My husband and I have passed this landmark many times each vacation, but until our last trip to Colorado; we never stopped to check it out. The Mill has actually changed hands and just recently was deemed worthy of tours.

The owner of the Mill is hoping to expand over the next five years and add other tourist attractions to the site. Possibilities may include a restaurant and even a hotel, but only time will tell. Even without the extra attractions, this particular tour was a lot of fun and provided a wealth of information.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and she took us through each level of the Mill. I very much enjoyed the many photo opportunities available. We did go into the mine, but only a short distance. The majority of the mine is sealed off.

At the end of our tour we were allowed to wander around and take more photos. I got the chance to pan for gold. I didn’t find any large pieces, but it was still a fun experience.

I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to know more about the history of Idaho Springs, or the mill and mining process. For more information, please visit: